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Vizier's Elephant, the (1948) [Novella]
by Ivo Andrić Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (IBList user synopsis):

Ruzhdi Pasha, a tyrannical Turkish governor, arrives in Travnik to rule Bosnia. He immediately puts to death members of the local nobility, and threatens to impale the rest of the population if they do not submit to his will.

In the tradition of leaders keeping exotic pets, a young and moody elephant arrives from Istanbul for the vizier. Every day the elephant is taken for a walk through the market area, in turn frightening and infuriating the neighbourhood.

First published in Pripovetke, Belgrade.

Original title: Priča o vezirovom slonu
Original languages: Serbo-Croatian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Vizier's Elephant: Three Novellas, the (1962) [Collection]
      Author: Ivo Andrić
     Damned Yard and Other Stories, the (1992) [Collection]
      Author: Ivo Andrić

Edition #1: The Story of the Vizier's Elephant

Edition #2: The Vizier's Elephant

The Vizier's Elephant (1962)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Drenka Willen
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